Agriculture worker run over by truck
An agriculture worker was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center Thursday morning after he was run over by a pickup truck that was backing up along a field road, according to the Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department.
The incident happened at about 11:30 a.m. Firefighters responded to County 15½ and Avenue G¼ after a report of an injured agriculture worker.
Fire Chief Paul De Anda wrote in a news release that upon the firefighters’ arrival they found a 34-year-old male lying under the rear axle of a white, quad cab Ford pickup.
For unknown reasons the pickup truck, which was backing up along a field road, struck the field worker, who was walking west away from it and didn’t see it coming. The driver also did not see the worker and was unable to stop until the pickup truck had knocked the field worker down and run over him with one of the rear tires.
The injured worker was conscious, according to De Anda, but had sustained serious injuries. He was complaining of pain to his left arm, pelvis and was unable to move his lower extremities.
Firefighters freed the injured worker from underneath the pickup and onto a backboard, at which time he was placed in full c-spine precautions. The patient was then transported to YRMC by a Somerton/Cocopah ambulance.
The accident is under investigation by the Somerton Police Department.
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AN AGRICULTURE WORKER WAS INJURED THURSDAY morning after being run over by a white, quad cab Ford pickup while walking along a field road at County 15½ and Avenue G¼ . Somerton/Cocopah firefighters extricated the injured worker from underneath the pickup and he was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center by ambulance.